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Hi,

So I bought and downloaded Heroes IV a few days ago and was really looking forward to beating the campaigns because I never managed it as a kid.

The game has a real tendency to crash during battles though. I mean every session ends in a crash and it's always during a battle. I could be playing for 10 minutes or an hour but during one battle or another it will just freeze completely and I won't be able to return to desk top either. There's also no way to force stop the programme so the only fix is to restart the PC.

Not currently at my PC so I can't post specs yet but I'm running W8.1, the programme is running in XP service pack 2 and as administrator.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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16Castles: Hi,

So I bought and downloaded Heroes IV a few days ago and was really looking forward to beating the campaigns because I never managed it as a kid.

The game has a real tendency to crash during battles though. I mean every session ends in a crash and it's always during a battle. I could be playing for 10 minutes or an hour but during one battle or another it will just freeze completely and I won't be able to return to desk top either. There's also no way to force stop the programme so the only fix is to restart the PC.

Not currently at my PC so I can't post specs yet but I'm running W8.1, the programme is running in XP service pack 2 and as administrator.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Could you try the suggestion mentioned in this post?
https://www.gog.com/forum/heroes_of_might_and_magic_series/homm_4_crash_during_battle_windows_8/post2

It relates to a problem of crashing during battles on Windows 8. And from the looks of it, the solution did work for the person who had the problem.

EDIT:
If you read the rest of the thread, there are other suggestions too.

Also, you could try my suggestion here. Though not specifically for freezing during battles, I had performance problems on highest resolution till I used DxWnd.
https://www.gog.com/forum/heroes_of_might_and_magic_series/heroes_4_freezing/post2

HoMM4 seems to have the biggest performance issues on modern systems from all the games in the series.
Post edited October 18, 2017 by ZFR
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16Castles: Hi,

So I bought and downloaded Heroes IV a few days ago and was really looking forward to beating the campaigns because I never managed it as a kid.

The game has a real tendency to crash during battles though. I mean every session ends in a crash and it's always during a battle. I could be playing for 10 minutes or an hour but during one battle or another it will just freeze completely and I won't be able to return to desk top either. There's also no way to force stop the programme so the only fix is to restart the PC.

Not currently at my PC so I can't post specs yet but I'm running W8.1, the programme is running in XP service pack 2 and as administrator.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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ZFR: Could you try the suggestion mentioned in this post?
https://www.gog.com/forum/heroes_of_might_and_magic_series/homm_4_crash_during_battle_windows_8/post2

It relates to a problem of crashing during battles on Windows 8. And from the looks of it, the solution did work for the person who had the problem.

EDIT:
If you read the rest of the thread, there are other suggestions too.

Also, you could try my suggestion here. Though not specifically for freezing during battles, I had performance problems on highest resolution till I used DxWnd.
https://www.gog.com/forum/heroes_of_might_and_magic_series/heroes_4_freezing/post2

HoMM4 seems to have the biggest performance issues on modern systems from all the games in the series.
Thanks a lot mate! It's been working flawlessly since that single CPU fix! I never would have found that thread if not for your link, you've been a massive help